About 40 students gathered on Ho Plaza Monday, beating drums and performing a traditional Native American dance, to protest a Canadian law they say endangers the environment and infringes upon the sovereignty of Native Americans in the region.
The Student Sustainability Summit on Saturday drew 20 student leaders from various environmental groups on campus — including KyotoNOW!, Cornell University Sustainable Design and Take Back the Tap –– to brainstorm ideas for implementing more environmentally-friendly measures on campus.
The creation of the Keystone XL Pipeline may kill more United States jobs than it creates, according to a recent publication from Cornell’s Global Labor Institute. Their finding contradicts the claims of oil companies that the proposed pipeline — which has been criticized by environmentalists — will spur economic growth.
Last weekend, dozens of Cornellians and Ithaca College students joined 10,000 other young Americans in D.C. for Power Shift 2011 — a conference geared towards environmental activism. Forty-one years after the first Earth Day, the conference’s turnout and growing youth support for the environmental movement helped restore some faith in our generation’s ability to care about more than our Facebook news feeds.
As the 40th anniversary of Earth Day nears, the science section explores modern technologies that may provide a sustainable future and healthy environment. "Biochar" collects atmospheric carbon dioxide in the soil, transforming a potentially harmful greenhouse gas into a practical source of carbon.